Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – September 13, 2011

Every once in a while, we get a rare glimpse of nature up really close. Twice in the last week I’ve gotten this opportunity. The first while I was clipping some roses from my rose bushes. I was reaching behind the plant, trying carefully not to scratch myself on the thorns when I heard of rush of wind. I glanced over, and not two feet from my face was a hummingbird. So tiny. So precious. So close! And then it was gone. Then a few days later…

Don’t miss out. I’m hosting another FREE webinar at 11am ET on September 20th. This time I’ll be covering the 8 steps you need to take to achieve fundraising success. Visit to register.

Below is a summary of articles and blogs from the past week related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please forward this to others who might benefit from the information. Hope you have a fabulous week!


  • If you think stewarding donors is expensive, try ignoring their needs instead – queer ideas fundraising blog
  • Transform negative thoughts to positive ones to grow your funding –
  • How to Make Your Next Ask Practically Irresistible (plan, listen, invite)
  • Special events: not as lucrative as you might think
  • « Donor Dreams Blog

Technology/Social Media


  • 5 Steps to Op-Eds that Change Minds | Nonprofit Marketing | Getting Attention
  • How branding can make your fundraising worse – Future Fundraising Now
  • Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Testimonials! (invite clients to share how you’ve helped them) Pamela Grow
  • Your Promise is Your Brand: (tips to creating your promise to the community)




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